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Colorado receives $29.9 million ‘Race to Top’ grant

Colorado has received a $2.9 million grant from the federal government’s “Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge.” The money will be used during the next four years to accelerate the state’s plan to improve school readiness. The money will increase access to high-quality early learning programs and help develop the capacity of those people,… Continue Reading Colorado receives $29.9 million ‘Race to Top’ grant

Colo. loses “Race to Top” again

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Colorado has lost out again in the race to win federal “Race to the Top” education grants. The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday that nine other states and the District of Columbia won the second round. With the exception of Hawaii, all the winning states are in the East. The Colorado Board of Education… Continue Reading Colo. loses “Race to Top” again

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Colo. named ‘Race to the Top’ finalist

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Colorado is among the states that have been named finalists in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition. Continue Reading Colo. named ‘Race to the Top’ finalist

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Colorado is taking another shot at winning millions of dollars for education reforms. Officials plan to submit the state’s application today for the second round of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top competition. Colorado placed 14th out a field of 16 finalists in the first round in April. Since then, lawmakers passed a major… Continue Reading Colorado submits 2nd bid for school funding

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Colorado has failed in its first bid to win millions of federal dollars for education reform, and officials are evaluating whether the state should enter the second round of the “Race to the Top” competition. Gov. Bill Ritter said Monday it was likely the state would try again, but first he wants to see how… Continue Reading Colo. misses out on first ‘Race to the Top’ awards

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State education officials are in Washington making their pitch for why Colorado should win millions in federal education funding. The team representing Colorado is making its presentation today. Colorado was among 16 states – and the only from the West – to be chosen as a finalist in the “Race to the Top” competition earlier… Continue Reading Colo education officials hope to claim $377 million from ‘Race to the Top’

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